Where to next? Christmas on the North York Moors

Looking for a fantastic Christmas walk for all the family? Then look no further, we've found the perfect destination - let it snow!

Even the most hardened Grinch won�t fail to feel some festive cheer after this picturesque woodland walk through Dalby Forest.
There are beautiful panoramic views over the forest and moors, with birds, deer and Highland Cattle to see along the way. Then after walking through sweet-smelling spruce lined avenues, you can cut down your own Christmas tree!

You�ll see the Christmas trees in their true home; at all stages of their life cycle, from whippersnapper saplings to their tall grandparents including the Norway Spruce, the Nordman Fir and the Lodge-Pole Pine. So by the time you get to the end, you'll know which one you like best.

There's also the chance to see Santa, take a reindeer sleigh-ride and make Christmas crafts.

A perfect way to spend a day in the run-up to Christmas, �don�t forget the mince pies!

There are a couple of walks from Dalby Forest Visitor Centre:

Rigg and Dale
OS Explorer OL27, Landrangers 100 and 101
Distance: 10km/6 � miles
Time: 2 � hours
Terrain: Some steepish climbs on well-marked paths.
Route: From the visitor centre car park (grid ref SE853876), head south along Thornton Dale and bear left up to Flainsey Rigg. Loop back to the Housedale Rigg before heading back to the visitor Centre

The Bridestones
OS Explorer OL27, Landrangers 100 and 101
Distance: 12km 7 � miles
Time: 3 � hours
Terrain: Mostly clear paths and bridleways. May be muddy in some areas.
Route: From the visitor centre car park (grid ref SE853876), head north, following the path across Green Dale. Head up to the Bridestones, then walk south via Stain Dale.

www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest
Tree prices are by the foot